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Buffalo Bills news, 7/6: Eric Wood, Jairus Byrd contract under the microscope

Eric Wood is called "average" by one national website, and Jairus Byrd and the Bills have had "no progress" according to another. July stinks.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Inside The Bills | Fan Friday 7-5
Chris Brown discusses keeping two kickers, adding a fourth quarterback, trading Jairus Byrd (FOR A GUARD!), and the progress of EJ Manuel.

#23 - Who will be the nickel corner? -
"With Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin as the likely starting duo, one of the tightest competitions is taking place at nickel corner, and general manager Doug Whaley specifically pointed to three players who are in the mix for the spot." Ron Brooks, Justin Rogers, and Nickell Robey.

Neil's NFL Daily: July 2, 2013 |
Neil Hornsby looks at the Bills starting lineup and calls Eric Wood average. That's not shocking, but seeing Scott Chandler and Cordy Glenn ahead of Wood is. The guy's on par with Nigel Bradham, Da'Norris Searcy and Chris Hairston in this ranking, for the love of Pete.

2013 NFL training camp preview: Buffalo Bills - NFL -
I didn't read every sentence so I don't know if it's factual, but it is a pretty in-depth look at the Bills as we head into training camp in a few weeks.

Source: No progress in Bills, Byrd dispute - AFC East Blog - ESPN
"There has been no recent progress in the contract dispute between the Buffalo Bills and Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd,'s AFC East blog has learned. According to a league source, all has been quiet on both sides with the deadline to negotiate an extension fast approaching."